National Geographic : 1964 Jan
EKTACHROMESBY NATIONALGEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHERGEORGEF. MOBLEY© U. S. CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY Painted in the 1840's by John Vanderlyn, "The Landing of Columbus" adorns the Rotunda. Claiming the Bahamas, the explorer holds aloft the flag of Spain. Elation seizes ocean-weary sailors (left). Hopeful of easy gold, two grasp glittering sand. Revolutionary War artist John Trumbull, who painted "The Surrender of Lord Corn wallis" for the Capitol, knew his subjects well and portrayed many from life. For a time he served as an aide to Gen. George Washington, who here sits astride a brown charger at Yorktown, October 19, 1781. Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, aide to Washington, con 10 ducts the defeated British between the victorious Americans and their French allies.